Leiterfall

The Leiterfall is a low volume waterfall near Winkl, west of Heiligenblut in the region Kärnten, Austria.

To get to the Leiterfall, follow the signs Winkl in Heiligenblut. At one point the paved road ends at a parking. From here it is 20 minutes walk to the the Gossnitzfall (that is also on the way) and another 35 minutes to get at the Leiterfall situated near the Sattelalm that is not accessible by car. I don’t think that there are signs, so be sure that you know which trail you have to take.

The Leiterfall is appr. 30 meters high and is being fed by rainwater and melted snow from the mountains in the National Park Hohe Tauern with mountain peaks of 3.798 meter (Grossglockner). The origin of the river Leiterbach is not far from the Grossglockner, but on the pictures of the Leiterfall I saw on Internet the waterfall had a low volume. Most of the time waterfalls fed by glaciers or melted snow from a mountain range have quit respectable volume.

The Leiterfall falls towards the northeast, so in the morning is the best time to visit the Leiterfall.

Other great waterfalls in the area of Heilgenblut that are really worthwhile to visit are: Gossnitzfall and the Jungfernsprung.

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About Leiterfall

CountryAustria
RegionKärnten
LocationHeiligenblut
RiverLeiterbach
Height30m
Latitude47.05198
Longitude12.78495
Best visitSummer
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